Zoot shooters bring early 20th century gangster style to the gun range (video).

The world of competitive shooting can get pretty intense. But…

The world of competitive shooting can get pretty intense. But a Colorado business wants to lighten it up a bit. The American Zoot Shooters Association combines gangster costumes from the early 20th century with marksmanship.

At the Colorado Rifle Club east of Denver recently, AZSA co-founder and owner Jason “The Hustler” Huss was wearing a red pinstripe suit, a bright red tie and a black felt hat.

“[I] kind of look like a leftover reject from a ’90s swing band,” says Huss, pointing to a shiny silver wallet chain. “That’s my hustler bling — probably not very period-correct. I just think it looks cool.”

Read the rest of Jeff Brady’s article at NPR.org.

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